Hi! I’m Becca. I’m the mother of two beautiful children, wife of an incredible husband. I love the Lord, and I couldn’t live without music, laughter or all things sparkly 😉
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been fascinated about looking back in time. I remember spending my summers flipping through hundreds of my grandparents’ old photos, just to get a glimpse of how life was “back then.” 🙂
I attended Florida State University’s College of Business, majoring in Marketing & Professional Sales through FSU’s Sales Institute, and minored in Communication. During college, I married my amazing husband and then graduated with honors in December of 2011. Since then, we’ve had two sweet baby girls and fast forward to today, I am beyond blessed to do my favorite thing in the world everyday! I am a certified member of the Professional Photographers of America (www.PPA.com), and continually invest in ongoing professional photographic development, through online trainings, books, seminars and coursework.
Technology changes. Styles change. Everything changes. The consistent factor in my style of shooting is the love of life. My niche is Lifestyle Photography. I want to capture those everyday moments in real life: celebrating relationships, with kisses, hugs, love and laughter between people – those sweet dimples and giggles from babies – and that look that he only gives to the woman he loves. Capturing those moments you might forget, but don’t want to. Those are the moments I want you, and your children, to be able to see, remember and look back on fifty years from now.
Everything I shoot has a purpose in mind, and I’m designing my shots before we even meet, for that specific purpose: be it a comprehensive portrait album that includes all the little moments from our session, a gallery wrapped wall art collage to highlight a family’s mantelpiece, or a special framed gift print to commemorate one of life’s special occasions. Our products are designed and intended to be kept and handed down generations. Seeing what Grandma and Grandpa looked like at their wedding fifty years before is what I want to give to our future generations. I’ve created a product line that is easy to order and manage, but also is comprehensive and complete. While loose prints certainly have their purpose and can be wonderful, if they are not properly contained and kept organized, some might get lost over a fifty year period. Our new ability to contain them into beautifully designed portrait books, can keep those memories safe and all together in a neatly bound book or album. These are much easier to store and share as keepsakes.
I offer portrait books, portrait albums, prints, digital images, gallery wrapped canvas portraits and other carefully chosen wall art items. All printed products are printed from some of the highest rated professional photography labs in America, and they guarantee our archival-quality prints for a minimum 100-200 years.
I book sessions for families (large and small), individuals, couples, children, newborns, graduating high school seniors, engagements, boudoir, maternity and a limited number of hospital & birth photography sessions.
I currently only book 1-2 portrait sessions per week and Birth Stories on a limited basis. This allows me to ensure I am able to dedicate adequate shooting and editing time to each client. We are able to cater to each client’s different needs, requests and product designs. After our shoot, we will spend time together choosing products and images to best fit your needs.
Workflow & the true cost of photography
Photography is a service, and while many products may emerge from it, photography itself is not a product. Many elements work together to produce that final image, or final book. As much as I wish there was a Magic Button that makes your images look awesome, there’s not. The “look” takes a great deal of time in learning and investing in ourselves as photographers for both pre- and post- production phases. We have the obvious tangible expenses, including cameras, gear, equipment, lighting, computers, studio equipment and props. Other typical business expenses include overhead, office supplies, air conditioning, furniture, etc. But, even less known about are the intangible expenses that can take up over half of our total costs. Things like our training, our software, design tools that allow us to give you “that look,” association fees, dues, state and county taxes and other not-so-fun expenses that are unfortunately in the mix for us!